Face Time Still an Important Part of Landing a New Job

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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When it comes to the business world, a strong education can lay the groundwork for a bright future. But, landing your dream job takes a little more than a well-polished resume these days.

In a recent report in the Edmonton Journal, a number of hiring professionals cited in-person meetings as one of the major factors that led to the hiring of a new employee. Robert Gosine, a managing partner for Calgary's Summit Search Group, suggests that candidates who go the extra mile to call or meet a recruiter in person will make more of an impression on hiring professionals.

"[Recruiters are] getting quite a few resumes that come their way, and if you make the effort of going in person to a company that's hiring - it gives you a competitive advantage," Gosine told the Journal.

David Litherland, a managing partner at Vancouver's Summit Search, suggests that calling a company's HR representative to ask for further information on open positions or to respectfully request a meeting. The worst that could happen is they say no, says Litherland.

By enrolling in business courses at Reeves College, students can learn all of the skills that will make them a prime candidate for a business administration position – including job hunting techniques and interview strategies. To find out how you can get started, fill out the form to your right.


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